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Guide to the FOCUS Program records, 1982-2004

Abstract

The FOCUS Program is an interdisciplinary living/learning community for first and second year students to expand the boundaries of their knowledge and work closely with distinguished faculty.

The collection contains material pertaining to the day to day operations of the FOCUS program, and is divided into eight series: brochures and flyers; budget; clippings; newsletter; student writing; surveys; yearly files; and oversize. The materials in the collection date from 1982-2004.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. FOCUS Program.
Title
FOCUS Program records 1982-2004
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.2 Linear Feet, 1000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection contains material pertaining to the day to day operations of the FOCUS program, and is divided into nine series: brochures and flyers; budget; clippings; newsletter; student writing; surveys; yearly files; oversize; and visual materials. The yearly files contain general information regarding the operation of the program including participant lists, synopsis of the programs offered for that year, memoranda, some budget information, and details concerning faculty recruitment. The oversize series contains a photograph album of the 1997 FOCUS trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. The visual materials include photographs and negatives of FOCUS events. They are largely unidentified but are dated by year. The materials in the collection date from 1982-2004.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

1994-2000
Box 1
2001-2004
Box 1
1998/1999
Box 1
1999/2000
Box 1
2000
Box 1
2001
Box 1
1990-1994
Box 1
1995-1999
Box 1
2000-2004
Box 1
2005
Box 1
The Lens, 1997-2004
Box 1
"A Different Approach to Everyday Things: A Collection of Short Works by the 20th Century Europe FOCUS Program, Class of 2000
Box 1
"Putting the Pieces Together: Poems and Stories by members of English 48" a section of the Arts in Contemporary Society FOCUS Group, Fall 1996
Box 1
"Anti-Underwhelmed: poems and stories by the members by the members of English 48, a section of the Arts in Contemporary Society FOCUS Group, Fall 1998
Box 1
"In the Dreamworld, we can all be Vikings: An anthology" selected poetry and prose from the Fall 2000 Arts in Contemporary Society FOCUS program
Box 1
"Physics and the Universe," Writing 20, Fall 2002
Box 1
"Aliens Among Us: Changing Definitions of U.S. Citizenship During Wartime," Writing 20, Fall 2002
Box 1
"Citizenship on the Margins: Essays on American Countercultures," Writing 20, Fall 2002
Box 1
"Economics and Citizenship: At the Crossroads of Inequity and Inclusion," Writing 20, Fall 2002
Box 1
1993 (2 folders)
Box 1
2000
Box 1
2001
Box 1
1982-1986
Box 1
1987/1988
Box 1
1989
Box 1
1990
Box 1
1991
Box 1
1992
Box 1
1993
Box 1
1994
Box 1
1995
Box 1
1996
Box 1
1997
Box 1
1998
Box 1
1999
Box 1
2000
Box 1
2001
Box 1
Photograph album entitled "to Russia with Love," depicting a FOCUS Program trip to St. Petersburg as part of the Changing Faces of Russia series. October 10-16, 1997
Box 2
Photographs, 1994-1996, undated
Box 3
Photographs, 1997
Box 3
Photographs, 1998
Box 3
Photographs, 1999
Box 3
Photographs, 2000
Box 3
Photographs, 2001
Box 3
Negatives, 1996-1997, undated
Box 3
Negatives, 1998-2001
Box 3

Historical Note

The FOCUS Program is an interdisciplinary living/learning community for first and second year students to expand the boundaries of their knowledge and work closely with distinguished faculty.

Participation in the Focus Program offers the following opportunities to first-year and second-year students: small group seminars, shared housing with other Focus students, integrated learning experiences across academic disciplines, and opportunities to venture beyond Duke's campus into the community.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • John G. Younger papers, 1976-2001. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Trinity College of Arts and Sciences Reference collection, 1972-[ongoing]. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], FOCUS Program Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The FOCUS Program records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 2006-2007 and 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Sherrie Bowser, December 2007

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, December 2007

Updated by Kimberly Sims, March 2011

Accessions UA2006-0005, UA2007-0017, UA2007-0061, and UA2010-0010 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.